James Altucher

James
Altucher
1968

American Hedge Fund Manager, Entrepreneur, Author and Podcaster, Founder/Co-founder of more than 20 companies, including Reset Inc. and StockPickr

Author Quotes

Turn a few hours each day into a memory instead of a cubicle. Something you can laugh about.

What if you have a job? Get rid of it. You ultimately don?t need it. You ultimately will be pushed out of it.

When you rush to get to a mythical there, one day you will arrive and realize you missed all of the pleasures and mysteries along the way.

You can?t help others if you look in the mirror and hate what you see.

Your competition is not other people but the time you kill, the ill will you create, the knowledge you neglect to learn, the connections you fail to build, the health you sacrifice along the path, your inability to generate ideas, the people around you who don?t support and love your efforts, and whatever god you curse for your bad luck.

Honesty is a beacon. Your honesty?saying no to the lying?is what will bring the lost ships home. It?s what will bring health, love, and money to you.

I hate to beg. I hate to look at someone and think to myself, If only they say ?yes? my entire life will be better. I hate to be nice to someone just so they like me and say yes to me and whatever I?m offering. I bet there are some prostitutes out there who like their job. I don?t know. But I?m not one of them. I hate having sex with people I don?t love. And that?s what happens when one decision maker has control over your financial future at any moment in time.

I?ve seen it in action repeatedly: no matter who you are, no matter what you do, no matter who your audience is: 30 percent will love it, 30 percent will hate it, and 30 percent won?t care. Stick with the people who love you and don?t spend a single second on the rest. Life will be better that way.

If too many things have to happen in order to bring about the situation you want, then back out of it and try again later.

If you want someone to spend one hour of their life helping you, then you need to spend 10 hours of your life, at least, helping them IN ADVANCE and with NO PRESSURE.

It was almost as if a 3 a.m. religion existed, one that was self-reliant and relished how the world can be lived upside-down but still lived to its fullest potential.

Life is too long to reject the opportunities in front of you every day.

Never have your happiness dependent on a ?yes? or ?no? decision from one person.

Only think about the people you enjoy. Only read the books you enjoy, that make you happy to be human. Only go to the events that actually make you laugh or fall in love. Only deal with the people who love you back, who are winners and want you to win too.

Persistence creates luck.

Robots are the new middle class. And everyone else will either be an entrepreneur or a temp staffer.

Stick with the people who love you and don?t spend a single second on the rest. Life will be better that way.

The best speakers are the ones who have put 10,000 hours into listening.

The NORMAL thing is to be rejected. To get rejected by jobs, your kids, friends, family members, relationships, businesses, publishers, everyone.

The universe has limitless resources. You have limited resources and limited time. The only way to create abundance is to behave more like the universe.

This is a clich‚, but never listen to anyone who says ?You can?t do that?. Those are usually the people who can?t do it. Not you.

Uber gave more car rides in San Francisco in October, 2014 then all cab rides combined. Times three.

What is enough? It?s not a number.

When you say yes to something you don?t want to do, here is the result: you hate what you are doing, you resent the person who asked you, and you hurt yourself.

You can't make money without selling something real. You can't make something real without first imagination manifesting itself in your head. You can't have imagination without surrendering yourself to an idea that you want to create something of value to other human beings.

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First Name
James
Last Name
Altucher
Birth Date
1968
Bio

American Hedge Fund Manager, Entrepreneur, Author and Podcaster, Founder/Co-founder of more than 20 companies, including Reset Inc. and StockPickr